Shadow Mode Assessment Using Realistic Technologies For The National Airspace System (SMART-NAS)
The Shadow Mode Assessment Using Realistic Technologies for the National Airspace System (SMART-NAS) Project will develop an air traffic management simulation capability to explore the NAS integration of alternative concepts, technologies and architectures.
To accelerate the transformation of the entire NAS, proposed functions must be integrated and fully validated. A shadow-mode NAS will be developed that will examine, in real-time, the robustness, stability and reliability of new approaches to the entire system or parts thereof. Simulations will take actual operational input from the NAS – such factors as weather conditions, flight plans, airports’ arrival rates and system constraints – to ensure safe and seamless operations.
Metis provides SMART-NAS with Software Engineering support for the development of advanced prognostics, data mining, and data analytics for enhanced decision-making and system assessments. We are currently leading development of the complex “run-manager” software that will pull together all simulation components. Metis is also leading scenario development and is responsible for flight test set-up.